Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh reel

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Greig’s Pipes (a few times) and The Otter’s Holt (a few times).

Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh has been added to 9 tune sets.

Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh has been added to 187 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
~A3G ABcA|GE~E2 GED2|EAAG ABcd|edgd (3ABc dB|
AG~G2 AG~G2|GEDE GED2|A2AG ABcd|eBdB BAdB|
~A3B c3A|GE~E2 GED2|EAAG ABcd|edgd (3ABc dB|
AG~G2 AG~G2|GEDE GED2|A2AG ABcd|eBdB BAA2||
|:eg~g2 ea~a2|gedB cAA2|eg~g2 eaab|age^c d2ef|
~g3e ~a3f|gedB cAAB|~c2gc acgc|1 eage ~d2cd:|2 eage ~d3c||
X: 2
T: Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A3A~A2cA|G2EA GED2|EAA^G ABcd|egdB cedc|
AG~G2 A2GA|GEDE G2EG|A2A^G ABcd|1egdB cedc:|egdB cAA2|:
eg~g2 e2af|gedB cA~A2|eg~g2 ea~a2|age^c dafd|
~g3^g a2fa|gedB cAAG|c2Gc AcGc|1eage d2z2:|2eage d2dB|
X: 3
T: Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:dB|A2AG ABcA|GEE2 GED2|EAAG ABcd|edgd ABdB|
AGG2 AGG2|GEDE GED2|A2AG ABcd|eBdB A2:|
|:cd|egg2 eaa2|gedB cAA2|egg2 eaa2|age^c d2ef|
g2ge a2af|gedB cAAB|c2gc acgc| eage d2:|

Sixteen comments

I learnt this from an Anglo concertina player in Cambridge UK, and this is based on his setting. Bar 4 differs slightly from settings on other tune indexes - I liked the way he went up to high "g" so I copied it!

In this setting and Norbeck’s, the first bar of the 1st part 2nd time thru’ is different, and that "c" is usually played with an appropriate melodramatic chord of C major for whatever instrument you play.

There’s something a little bit odd about this tune which is why I like it. I think it’s to do with bar 5…

Sometimes it’s listed in indexes as Ador and sometimes as Dmix. This is because it’s possible to back using both modes, depending on what order the chords come in. I think it’s better treated as Ador but that’s just my opinion.

Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh

If memory serves me correctly, there’s a recording of this on the classic Paul Brady/Andy Irvine collaboration album.

Most of the album is songs with just a few tunes interspersed. I don’t have the track listing to hand, but I believe that this tune was played together with Fred Finn’s:

https://thesession.org/tunes/452

And Michael McGoldrick and Eamonn Coyne, a banjo player from Dublin, recently recorded this tune. The liner notes of the recording (Through the Round Window) says the same thing as Jeremy.
Anyway, thanks Dow for a cool tune. I have to learn it in the near future.

Backing in Dmix would give a nice drone effect - if you like that sort of thing. I think a D-based chord is obligatory to end the B-part.

That’s why I love tunes like this. You could even back differently each time thru’…

Yes Jeremy. This tune is played with Fred Finn’s on the Andy Irvine/ Paul Brady album.

There’s an excellent recording called "Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh" with this very tune on it , with the great fiddler Maeve Donnelly (and others) who recently released a solo CD that I’ve been listening to alot these days……Worth checking out.

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v popular round Cambridge, it seems..

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There’s a nice witty intro from Swarb on his Live at Jackson’s Lane CD:

"This one’s called ‘Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh’ - with a name that good, you don’t really even need to play it!"

Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh

T:Sailng into walpole’s marsh
M:4/4
S:Eamonn Cotter - Traditional Irish Music from County Clare
R:reel
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:ADor
A3A~A2cA|G2EA GED2|EAA^G ABcd|egdB cedc|
AG~G2 A2GA|GEDE G2EG|A2A^G ABcd|1egdB cedc:|egdB cAA2|:
eg~g2 e2af|gedB cA~A2|eg~g2 ea~a2|age^c dafd|
~g3^g a2fa|gedB cAAG|c2Gc AcGc|1eage d2z2:|2eage d2dB|



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Sailing Into Walpole’s

Cracking tune

Why so named?

Great tune, yes. But is there a Walpole’s Marsh? Where/what is Walpole’s Marsh. What does the name signify?
Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh. Canada? Lousiana? Somewhere in the UK?
Thanks….

Sailing Into Walpole’s Marsh, X:3

Here’s a fairly simplified setting, ripe for embellishment.

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